SXU at a Glance


Total Enrollment: 4,384



Average Age of Undergrads: 23

Average Age of Graduates: 33


Programs of Study: 43 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs are offered at SXU.

Average Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Faculty: 83% of SXU faculty have a terminal or highest degree in their field.



Study Abroad: Students have the opportunity to study in many countries. Former SXU students have studied in China, Spain, Romania, Ireland, Belize and Japan.


Athletic Nickname: Cougars

Colors: Scarlet and Gray

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Women's Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Paw Prints Dance Team
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Tuition and Aid


  • Undergraduate - $27,330 per year
  • Graduate - Varies by Program
Financial Aid:
  • Undergraduate students receive aid from a number of sources. All students who file for financial aid are considered for federal, state and institutional aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans or work study. In addition, new students may qualify for one of our academic scholarships. These are awarded to incoming freshmen based on high school grade-point average and ACT/SAT scores, and to transfer students based on college GPA.
  • Graduate students have a number of options available to assist them in meeting educational expenses. Assistance is available from federal, state and institutional sources in the form of scholarships, loans or work study. In addition, many employers offer tuition reimbursement for college course work.

Student Life

Residence Halls: McCarthy, Morris, Pacelli, Regina, Rubloff, O'Brien

Resident Students: 777

Student Organizations: 32 and growing! For an updated list, please visit the Student Organizations web page.


Alumni: 34,000

Number of Graduates in 2011-12: 1,342

Internships: 1 in 5 graduates have had an internship experience, 70% of which led to a full-time job.

Graduate School: 1 in 4 graduates attend graduate school.


Top Employers:

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Chicago Police Department
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Genesis Clinical Lab
  • Groupon
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Metropolitan Bank Group
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Panduit
  • Providence Bank
  • TCF Bank
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Walgreens

**Data for the 2012-2013 School Year